DSC 100 Introduction to Environmental Design. (3) F, S, SS
Survey of environmental design, including historic examples and the environmental, social, technical, and theoretical forces that shape them. Cross-listed as APH/PUP 100. General Studies: HU, G, H.
DSC 101 Design Awareness. (3) F, S, SS
Survey of cultural, global, and historical context for the design professions. General Studies: HU, G.
DSC 120 Design Drawing. (3) F, S, SS
Drawing as language to explore and communicate ideas. Development of drawing aptitude as language and process for design thinking. 1 hour lecture, 5 hours studio.
DSC 121 Design Principles I. (3) F, S, SS
Design as a language and process for creative thinking and realization. 1 hour lecture, 5 hours studio. Prerequisite: major in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
DSC 122 Design Principles II. (3) F, S, SS
Continued exploration of design as a language and process for creative thinking and realization. 1 hour lecture, 5 hours studio. Prerequisite: DSC 121.
DSC 236 Introduction to Computer Modeling. (3) F, S, SS
Fundamentals of computer operation, geographic informations systems, geometric modeling of three-dimensional forms and rendering of light, mathematical modeling of processes using spreadsheets. Lab. Cross-listed as ANP/PUP 236. Prerequisite: major in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. General Studies: N3.
DSC 344 Human Factors in Design. (3) F
Man-machine environment systems; human characteristics and behavior applied to design of products, systems, and their operating environment.
DSC 483 Preinternship Seminar. (1) S
Preparation of internship materials that produce and enhance a successful internship experience. Seminar. Prerequisite: 3rd-year major in the department.
DSC 484 Internship. (1–3) SS
Full-time summer internship under supervision of practitioners in the Phoenix area or other locales. Prerequisite: instructor approval.
DSC 520 Contemporary Design Issues. (3) F, S
Projected applications in design production, planning, and decision-making processes. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: INT 310 and 311 or equivalents.
DSC 524 Illumination and Acoustics. (3) N
Research and laboratory investigation of advanced illumination and acoustics issues of facility design. Emphasis on human factors and performance aspects. Prerequisites: INT 457 and 458 or equivalents.
DSC 525 Design Methodologies. (3) F
Practical exercises and studies in problem-solving strategies; problem definition and supporting theory for the designer. Lectures, seminars, lab. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing.
DSC 527 Modern Design Theory. (3) S
Aesthetic, political, economic, and social theories that have shaped modern design; theory as the basis for design philosophies. Lectures, seminars. Prerequisite: DSC 525 or equivalent.
DSC 529 Design Criticism. (3) F
Critical methods applied to design as material culture and human expression; evaluation of achievement versus intention. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: DSC 527 or equivalent.
DSC 544 Human Factors Systems and Documentation. (3) F
Advanced topics associated with theory and methods of human factors in design. Individual projects stressing problem organization, evaluation, and documentation. Lectures, seminars, lab. Prerequisite: DSC 344 or equivalent.
DSC 552 Computer Simulation in Design. (3) F
The use of computer graphics as a medium to develop and present images of the environment for analysis and perception. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing.
DSC 553 Computer Imaging and Visual Perception. (3) S
Issues and applications of computer simulation as a tool for describing and testing human interface with the environment. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing.
DSC 558 Daylighting. (3) N
Daylighting as a design determinant; concepts, techniques, methodology, experiments, and case studies. Lecture, studio. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing.
DSC 580 Practicum: Methods of Teaching Design. (3) F
Background and development of design education theories. Concepts of studio teaching methods. Comprehensive student project development and evaluation methods. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
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